Judicial review

Judicial review: the value of the public interest

Martin Edwards reflects on the government’s motives behind proposed changes to judicial review law

Lord Puttnam – defender of democracy

Philip Henson discusses democracy with Lord Puttnam, who chaired the Select Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies, following release of its unani

01 Jun 2021 | CILEx

Consultation: Judges to be deterred from political decisions

The MoJ is consulting on proposals to strike a balance between citizens’ rights and effective governance

Cycling to court

Cycling UK has applied for judicial review against the decision to remove a cycle lane opened during covid-19. Its solicitors, Leigh Day, said the decision

11 Mar 2021 | Judicial review

Overcrowded families


A family living in a crowded one-bedroom flat, as that was all they could afford, won a landmark Court of Appeal ruling that could result in families

29 Jan 2021 | Human rights

HRA review a 'giant leap backwards'

An independent review of the Human Rights Act was announced today but Amnesty International warned of a ‘giant leap backwards’

07 Dec 2020 | Human rights

Government ‘unlawfully’ tried to overrule parliament’s intentions

A legal challenge is being brought against the government by BDB Pitmans for deciding to abandon laws passed by parliament

20 Jul 2020 | Judicial review

Senior judges ‘distorting’ the law

Parliamentarians should “act to limit judicial power and vindicate parliamentary democracy and the rule of law”, the former leader of the Conse

Tory judicial review plans risk 'rule of tyranny'

Considerable alarm has been prompted by Conservative Party plans to review the judicial review process. It says in its 2019 election manifesto that it inte

26 Nov 2019 | Judicial review

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